Sunday 1 October 2017

Getting sketchy with the My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog DT

It's time for another challenge with us at the
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog

Our challenge for October is
Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
The DT had threee three sketches, you don't need to use them,
they're here to help inspire you to get creative.

#1                                                        #2

You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.
And also remember:
You are playing for My Besties digital Stamps!


Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute Sherri Baldy's My Besties img409 Urban Farm Diva Daisy May digital stamp to make a birthday card.

I used the first sketch and rotated it so that the image and panels were vertical.
I decided to make a 7" x 7" square card, sizing the image and panels to suit the features of the sketch.  I printed the image on X-Press It Blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.

I created the 7" x 7" top folding card base by cutting two panels, scoring 1" down on the back panel to make the top fold and adhered the panels together.  Handy hint - rub your embossing stylus on a cake of soap to make the scoring smoother and crisper.

I adhered a panel of cardstock to the card front then layered the sheet of 6 1/2" patterned paper on top for a perfect border.  I punched a two strips of cardstock using Fiskars Fall Foliage border punch and layered them together, slightly offset, to make the middle panel from the sketch.  There is a thin strip of cardstock that becomes "waste" from the border punching process and I decided to "recycle" the strip by using it as a decorative accent against the foliage border, adding more contrast to the panel.

I die cut two doilies and layered them together then popped them with thin foam squares.

I trimmed the image panel down to size and double matted with cardstock, getting the perfect edge with my Perfect Layers ruler, 1/8" and 1/4".  I took some rich orange cardstock, punched a decorative edge using Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch and adhered it under the matted image panel.  The matted image panel was popped in place with thick foam squares for more dimension.

I used a variety of flower punches to create some layered flowers, finishing each one off with a rhinestone.  Some flowers were adhered to the image panel and doily, otheres were popped with foam dots.  The finishing touch was the layered butterfly and a portion of black bling flourish.
The cluster of flowers and butterfly with bling are my creative
version of the camera and tag with twine from the sketch.

Lucky last came the die cut sentiment.

If you have visited before, you will know that I always have extra photos to share.
Click on each one to view in full screen to see the details in close-up.


NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - img409 Urban Farm Diva Daisy May
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-01-11
Copic makers - lips - R21-22
Copic markers - hair/basket - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - hat/top/shoes - R0000-000-00-20-21-22-2427
Copic markers - overalls/headband - BG0000-000-11-13-15-18-49
Copic markers - flowers - Y38 + YR04-07-09 + R81-83-85 + YG03-25
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Summer
Aqua, Pool, Blush, Fireberry
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Papaya
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Fine & Sunny collection
Perfect Layers Rulers
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft die release paper
Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Doilies
Paper Smooches - Birthday Words Dies
assorted flower punches
Fiskars border punch - Fall Foliage & Scalloped Sentiment
Fiskars butterfly punch
rhinestones - coloured with Copic marker R05
Bella! Bling flourish
foam squares
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the butterfly, flowers & leaves

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK 38 - Anything Goes
Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - October Challenge - Halloween / Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Challenge #3 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK38 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - October 2017 Challenge - Fully Loaded
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
My Besties 3D and More - Challenge #10 - October 2017
Anything Goes with a Bestie
My Besties Art Spain - Challenge#17 - Anything Goes + Stamp
+ optional theme The Symbol Of Peace
My Besties Deutschland - Challenge #45 - Everything Goes with My Besties
My Besties Dutch Girls - Challenge Anything Goes option Label
My Besties France - Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
My Besties International Challenge Blog - October Challenge - Anything Goes
optional theme - Making Spirits Bright 
QKR Stampede - Challenge #263 - Cut It Up or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #125 Anything Goes
option Use The Colours Orange And Brown
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
Star Stampz - Lots Of Layers
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge for Sep 26th to Oct 2nd


  1. She is adorable, and I love the color you chose for your creation! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Very nice! Your coloring is always so beautiful. I probably comment on out every time I comment, but it is because I really am that impressed!

    BTW I wanted to tell you that I made a card to enter into a digital challenge. It is from Gerda Stiener. You have to buy the first image, but then, if you link it up to their blog, they will give you the one for the following month. They continue giving you a new image until you don't link one up. There are also some other free images on het site

    1. Thank You Marianne :)
      I look forward to checking out the challenge and seeing your card!

  3. Gorgeous card! thank you for your participation at My-Besties french blog! Good luck to you!

  4. What a lovely card Tracy, I love your coloring,it's so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at My Besties Dutch Girls Designs.
    Corrie DT

  5. Lovely card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  6. Lovely card and color combination! She is a cutie! Thanks for joining us at My Besties International Challenge.
    Sandy DT

  7. Beautiful card. Love the image and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing at Color It, Create It, Show It off.
    ~DT Janis

  8. Hi there!!!
    Beutiful creation and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours so much !!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit and follow my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. So sweet! I really love the colours!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  10. Fabulous card! Gorgeous image and the perfect embellies and paper! Love the colours
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  11. Love this color combination - it's so fresh and pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  12. Wow Tracy, this is really a stunning card. Love the colour combination. thanks for joining us at Day Dreamer Challenges
    ~DT Deb xx

  13. Beautiful card. I love the color combo! Thanks for joining us at Color it Create it Show it Off. ~DT Dana

  14. Beautiful card, I love the color combination of the papers with the digital stamp. Thanks for participating. Ruth DT My Besties 3D and More

  15. This is beautiful Tracy ! Thank you for participating in our challenge Colour it Create it and Show it off AND My Besties 3D and more ! Creative regards, Gina DT

  16. it's very beautiful Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  17. your card is so beautiful
    Thank you for sharing with us at my Besties french blog

  18. Fabulous card, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Star Stampz! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Star Stampz
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  19. Wow ,lovely design ,a gorgeous Image coloured perfect.Thank you so much for join us at My-Besties Deutschland design challenge.
    Hugs Gudrun DT

  20. Hallo liebe Tracy,
    eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Das Motiv ist so zauberhaft und so wunderschön coloriert worden von dir. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der My Besties Challenge Deutschland. Ganz liebe Grüße herzlichst Silvi

  21. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at My Besties Dutch Girls Design.
    Hugs Joukje DT

  22. Beautiful colors and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Color it Create it Show it off.
    Cindy DT

  23. Super cute card! Thanks you for joining with us at My Besties 3D and More. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT


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